Saint John’s Program for Real Change, located in Sacramento, California, supports women in crisis and their children through a comprehensive 12-18 month residential program developed to help them build a successful new life for themselves and their families.
Since 1985, Saint John’s has given more than 30,000 formerly homeless women and children the essential tools to change the trajectory of their lives. But real change is never easy.
About the Program
Program residents commit to our long-term, all-encompassing program, covering every facet of their lives.
All of this together sets them up for a successful new life and career once they exit our red doors.
Saint John’s began in 1985 on the front steps of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sacramento. On a mission to unleash the potential of women and children in crisis, we grew from a 30-day emergency shelter to a comprehensive and integrated continuum of care for women in crisis and their children.
As the largest residential program for formerly homeless women and their children, we serve up to 550 women and children each year. For each family we serve, we provide about 675 comprehensive service hours for every month they are with us.
Meet Our Team
Every member of our team is dedicated to the success of our program residents. Our board members and staff leaders bring unrivaled business acumen to help Saint John’s run smoothly, holding the best interest of our clients close to their hearts.
The Saint John’s team is forever grateful to wonderfully generous partners who allow us to serve more women and children and do so more effectively. Learn more about our current partners and what a partnership with us entails.
Your trust matters to us. That’s why we keep all of our financials, tax documents and impact reports out in the open. See how we spend donations, grants and other income.